Happy Birthday, NYPL

Today the NYPL's iconic Fifth Avenue building turns 100. Did you miss this weekend's stack tours? Last year rare materials cataloger Kathie Coblentz posted this digital tour, a transcript of the tour she gave last year for donors. The pictures are great--perhaps the more so because places like the Information desk and the Reading Room haven't changed all that much. The stacks are depicted here in Scientific American magazine, May 27, 1911.

P.S. Our own Richard Goodman went behind the scenes of the NYPL's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in our spring issue -- you can read his article here.